Reference enables generation of heat map to detect occupants

4th October 2018
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Reference enables generation of heat map to detect occupants


This reference design demonstrates the use of the AWR1642 single-chip mmWave sensor with integrated DSP as a vehicle occupant detection sensor enabling the detection of occupants in a vehicle.

This design provides a reference processing chain that runs on the C674x DSP, enabling generation of a heat map to detect occupants in a field of view (FOV) of ±60 degrees. 

AWR1642 Automotive EVM - mmWave sensors can be used to detect people in pre-defined zones in a car.


  • Demonstration of mmWave sensor technology for robust detection of occupants (adults, children, pets) in a vehicle.
  • Generate presence heat map with FOV of ±60 degrees.
  • Source code for processing and detection based on mmWave software development kit (SDK).
  • Based on proven EVM hardware designs, enabling quick time to market and out-of-the-box demonstration.
  • Radar front-end and detection configuration fully explained.

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